Published in "Galactic Bulges", Astrophysics and Space Science Library, Volume 418. ISBN 978-3-319-19377-9. Springer International Publishing Switzerland, 2016, p. 161.
http://arxiv.org/abs/1503.04590

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THE STELLAR KINEMATICS OF EXTRAGALACTIC BULGES

Jesús Falcón-Barroso


Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias, Vía Láctea s/n, La Laguna, Tenerife, Spain


Abstract: Galactic bulges are complex systems. Once thought to be small-scale versions of elliptical galaxies, advances in astronomical instrumentation (spectroscopy in particular) has revealed a wealth of photometric and kinematic substructure in otherwise simple-looking components. This review provides an overview of how our perspective on galactic bulges has changed over the years. While it is mainly focused on aspects related to the dynamical state of their stars, there will be natural connections to other properties (e.g. morphology, stellar populations) discussed in other reviews in this volume.


Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION

KINEMATIC PROPERTIES OF EXTRAGALACTIC BULGES
Rotational support and level of anisotropy
Scaling relations
Radial behaviour
Amount of substructure

RELATING BARS AND BULGES

KINEMATICS OF BULGES AT HIGH REDSHIFT

CONCLUDING REMARKS & FUTURE PROSPECTS

REFERENCES

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